Knitting Traditions CALL FOR ENTRIES Spring 2016

Our 12th edition will go “out and about” for its projects and articles. Throughout history, people have heralded spring as a time of rebirth: warmer weather, longer days, and the agricultural calendar typically means folks can (or have to) go outside. If people have extra leisure time coming up, they plan ways to fill it.

Deadlines

  • September 15, 2015: Submissions due. Mail project sketches, swatches, and completed submission form. Stand-alone article proposals can be emailed.
  • December 15, 2015: Accepted projects due.

About Knitting Traditions

Knitting Traditions, a special publication from PieceWork magazine, blends informative and intriguing historical narrative with enticing knitting projects and techniques. We look for well-researched feature articles accompanied by a project that complements the article. We also accept standalone projects as long as they have an introduction detailing their historical context.

Articles: Material should display in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and carefully documented research with all sources acknowledged. Historical and technical accuracy are essential, but the tone should be personal. Strive for clear organization as you convey information, but also include vivid detail and engaging quotations to give readers a sense of people, place, and meaning: you are telling a story. A list of sources for “Further Reading” and information on availability of supporting images is also very helpful.

Projects: Send a detailed proposal that will give us a clear idea of what to expect in a finished piece as well as its construction, technical details, and desired yarn weight and fiber for knitting the project. Please send a swatch in desired yarn weight and fiber along with the submission form.

We expect that the submission you ask us to consider has not been published nor is it presently submitted elsewhere. If any part of your submission has been published previously, please let us know when and by whom (this includes photographs on your blog or on social networking sites).

Possible Projects and Article Topics

  • Historically accurate knitted accessories and garments for men, women, and children related to the “out and about” theme.
  • Knitted garments inspired by history, updated with modern colors, silhouettes, and fibers, for beginner, intermediate, or advanced knitters.
  • Articles and projects about knitters or knitting that go abroad, involve travel, or otherwise inspire some sort of rebirth.

Contact us at piecework@interweave.com with any queries.

See past issues of Knitting Traditions at www.needleworktraditions.com/magazines/knitting-traditions.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!